I still don’t have time to properly blog, but I wanted to at least mention some of the newsworthy items in the passing show these days.
Disengagement is depressing. I can barely read the news – from any perspective – because it just gives me a giant headache. The whole issue is so clearly lose-lose that I can hardly work up the energy to take a position. Of course the terrorists are viewing this as a victory and an excuse for more violence. Of course it’s tough on the families who have to uproot. Of course Israel is dangerously close to civil war, as people are pitted against each other in a gut-wrenching emotional issue. And of course it has to happen, now that the die is cast – and maybe it’s the only way to break the stalemate. But there seems to be very little to say that hasn’t been said by many others already.
A plane crash in Greece killed 121 people yesterday. There don’t seem to be any signs of terrorism.
Here’s a new one: a Muslim cleric suspected of terrorism agreed to be deported from the United States. Usually these guys drag the fight against deportation out for years. I wonder what this guy’s in such a rush to get to Pakistan for. I doubt it’s ballroom dancing lessons.
The CBC has locked out most of its unionized workers, because they’re fighting over whether they can hire less full-time people and more contract people. So now, not only are billions of tax dollars going to fund a useless network that also competes for advertising money and shows no programming anyone wants to watch… but it’s also operating without 60% of its staff. Would someone finally yank the cord on the CBC and put it out of its misery?
Regular posting should hopefully resume shortly.